9 Jul 2008

All Blacks make two changes to starting lineup for second tri nations test

10:36 am on 9 July 2008

There are two changes to the All Blacks starting lineup for the second tri nations test against South Africa in Dunedin on Saturday night.

The North Harbour lock Anthony Boric comes in for the suspended Brad Thorn, while Auckland prop John Afoa replaces Greg Sommerville at tighthead.

Afoa suffered a knee injury in the test against Ireland a month ago and Henry says he's been waiting patiently to come right, after showing good form earlier in the year.

Fullback Mils Muliaina will start his 46th Test at fullback which will be an All Blacks record in the position, surpassing Christian Cullen .

The full team is: Rodney So'oialo, captain, Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, John Afoa, Anthony Boric, Ali Willliams, Adam Thomson, Jerome Kaino, Andy Ellis, Dan Carter, Rudi Wulf, Ma'a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Mils Muliaina.

The reserves: Keven Mealamu, Neemia Tialata, Kevin O'Neill, Sione Lauaki, Jimmy Cowan, Stephen Donald, Leon MacDonald